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Shangdu
Basic information Name: Shangdu
     This is an OFFICIAL meteorite name.
Abbreviation: There is no official abbreviation for this meteorite.
Observed fall: No
Year found: 1957
Country: China
Mass:help 247 kg
Classification
  history:
Meteoritical Bulletin:  MB 74  (1993)  IIIA
NHM Catalogue:  5th Edition  (2000)  IIIAB
MetBase:  v. 7.1  (2006)  IIIA
Recommended:  Iron, IIIAB    [explanation]

This is 1 of 314 approved meteorites classified as Iron, IIIAB.   [show all]
Search for other: IIIAB irons, Iron meteorites, and Metal-rich meteorites
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Writeup from MB 74:
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Shangdu, revised entry

Nei Monggol, China

Found 1957

Iron. Medium octahedrite (IIIA, kamacite bandwidth 1.1mm)

Listed in Graham et al. (1985) as coarse octahedrite (IIIE) according to analysis by Bian (1981). John T. Wasson and Wang Daode (pers. comm. 1992) report that the Hebei iron listed in Malvin et al. (1984) is actually Shangdu. They have classified this meteorite as medium octahedrite, group IIIA.

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References: Published in Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 74, Meteoritics 28, 146-153 (1993)
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Wang Ziyao      
Geography:

China
Coordinates:
     Catalogue of Meteorites:   (42° 30'N, 114° 0'E)
     Recommended::   (42° 30'N, 114° 0'E)

Statistics:
     This is 1 of 19 approved meteorites from Nei Mongol, China (plus 1 unapproved name)
     This is 1 of 385 approved meteorites from China (plus 17 unapproved names) (plus 1 impact crater)
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Synonymshelp: Hebei (iron) (In NHM Cat)

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